Did you know you don’t have to spend a fortune on flea powder for your pets? It’s true! Thanks to the Internet, you can discover how to make your very own flea powder at home. You can get rid of all of the toxic commercial stuff. Instead, you can fight off fleas, ticks, ants, mites, flies, mosquitoes, and other insects the natural way!
Using a natural flea powder can also help protect your pet from a fatal accident. For example, did you know that toxic chemical flea treatments are the number one cause of pet poisonings? Remember, humans aren’t supposed to get professional flea powder on their hands out of safety concerns. If this is true, why would you want to put it on your pet’s skin? Don’t let something that is supposed to help your pet harm them instead. Give some of this homemade flea powder a try.
To make the flea powder at home, you will need a few specialty ingredients. Are you ready for them? You will need Diatom Flour, Neem Powder, Yarrow Powder and Eucalyptus Oil. You can find many of these ingredients over the Internet and at natural food stores. If some of these items sound strange to you, don’t worry. They are explained below.
Diatom Flour is a powder made from the fossilized remains of organisms called diatoms. These little guys are tiny and live in the water. They also have a tough skeleton made of silica. This rough stuff is able to cut into the exoskeletons of insects to make them die of dehydration. The stuff is safe to touch, and it will feel soft to human hands.
Neem Powder is an herbal insect repellent. Insects hate the stuff. In fact, insects would rather starve to death instead of touching the herb Neem. Insects also have a good reason to be afraid of it. Neem poisons insect larvae and inhibits reproduction. However, the same stuff actually has moisturizing properties for pets. It can help protect your pet from dry skin.
Yarrow Powder is an ancient herbal medicine that soothes wounds. Cultures around the world have used it to soothe irritated and infected skin. As a result, it will also help soothe your pet from insect bites.
Finally, Eucalyptus is a natural insect repellent. In fact, some evidence suggests it is as effective as DEET. It can also help small wounds heal after insect bites.
Now that you know the ingredients, here is what you need to do. Take one cup of Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth, one 1/2 cup of Neem Powder, one 1/2 cup of Yarrow Powder, and 20 drops of Eucalyptus Essential Oil. However, if you intend on using the homemade flea powder on a cat, you can omit the Eucalyptus Essential Oil. Put all of the ingredients in a mason jar. Screw on a lid, and shake it all up. You can drill small holes into the lid to turn the mason jar into a shaker. That’s it!
Shake a little bit of the homemade flea powder onto your pet when they are dry. Sprinkle your pet from head to tail. Rub the powder in by stroking your pet in the opposite direction of the fur. This will allow it to come in contact with the skin. However, be careful to avoid contact with your pet’s eyes and nose. You only need to apply it once a month during flea season. If your pet gets wet, you can reapply it earlier.
What do you think of this homemade flea powder? Did you give it a try? Let us know in the comments below!